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Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Practice report: DeMarcus Ware sits, but better

By Todd Archer

IRVING, Texas – DeMarcus Ware did not practice Wednesday because of elbow and shoulder injuries, but the Cowboys outside linebacker reiterated he will play Sunday at Washington in the NFC East title game.

“I’m going regardless,” said Ware, who did go through the walkthrough at Cowboys Stadium.

Ware said he will not wear a harness for his right shoulder, nor will he take a painkilling injection. He is wearing a brace to help his hyperextended right elbow. He missed most of the second half last week against New Orleans but returned for a play in overtime.

Defensive end Jason Hatcher also missed Wednesday’s practice because of a thigh bruise, as did Ware’s backup, Victor Butler, who has a groin injury.

For the first time in three weeks running back DeMarco Murray was able to take part in a Wednesday practice, going through a full session with his sprained foot. Wide receiver Dez Bryant (finger), running back Felix Jones (knee) and linebacker Ernie Sims (concussion) were also full participants.

Linebacker Alex Albright was limited with a knee injury he suffered in the first half of the loss to the Saints.

Linebacker Brady Poppinga and nose tackle Robert Callaway missed practice for non-injury reasons. Nose tackle Jay Ratliff will miss his third straight game following sports hernia surgery.